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Written questions and answers

Written parliamentary questions can be asked by any MSP to the Scottish Government by any MSP to the Scottish Government or the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body. The questions provide a means for MSPs to get factual and statistical information from them. Written questions must be answered within 10 working days (20 working days during recess). Other questions such as Topical, Portfolio, General and First Minister's Question Times are taken in the Chamber.

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Question ref. S5W-36066

Asked by: Davidson, Ruth, Edinburgh Central, Date lodged: 11 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government for what reason the City of Edinburgh Council area and NHS Lothian’s percentage coverage of the first dose of COVID-19 vaccinations are reportedly the lowest of all local authorities and NHS boards respectively, and when it expects them to be in line with the national average.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-34873

Asked by: Davidson, Ruth, Edinburgh Central, Date lodged: 1 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has carried out of the impact of NHS call centre staff working in their office rather than at home during the COVID-19 pandemic on (a) the transmission of the virus and (b) employee safety.

Current Status: Answered by Christina McKelvie on 10 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34172

Asked by: Davidson, Ruth, Edinburgh Central, Date lodged: 18 December 2020

To ask the Scottish Government on what date it last met or corresponded with the World Economic Forum, and what topics were discussed.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Russell on 12 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34171

Asked by: Davidson, Ruth, Edinburgh Central, Date lodged: 18 December 2020

To ask the Scottish Government what support there is for people with alcohol dependency who require the use of mental health services.

Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 6 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-02160

Asked by: Davidson, Ruth, Edinburgh Central, Date lodged: 26 August 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what it estimates the contribution is of the Scotch Whisky industry to Scottish exports.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 22 September 2016

Question ref. S5W-02162

Asked by: Davidson, Ruth, Edinburgh Central, Date lodged: 26 August 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many people it estimates are employed in the supply chain of the Scotch Whisky industry.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 14 September 2016

Question ref. S5W-02159

Asked by: Davidson, Ruth, Edinburgh Central, Date lodged: 26 August 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what it estimates the contribution is of the Scotch Whisky industry to Scottish GDP.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 14 September 2016

Question ref. S5W-02161

Asked by: Davidson, Ruth, Edinburgh Central, Date lodged: 26 August 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many people it estimates are employed by the Scotch Whisky industry.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 14 September 2016

Question ref. S5W-02158

Asked by: Davidson, Ruth, Edinburgh Central, Date lodged: 26 August 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what it estimates the non-domestic rates contribution is of the Scotch Whisky industry.

Current Status: Answered by Derek Mackay on 14 September 2016

Question ref. S4W-21511

Asked by: Davidson, Ruth, Glasgow, Date lodged: 30 May 2014

To ask the Scottish Government, if the rest of the UK refused to share the services of the (a) Marine and (b) Air Accident Investigation Branch, how much it would cost to set up an equivalent body in an independent Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Nicola Sturgeon on 27 June 2014